February 04, 2013 | Written by : Audrey McGlinchy
As part of a ‘year in review’ represented by data collected by the publication’s journalists, The Guardian recently released a short video detailing statistics around drug use in the U.K. and the U.S. Although the video doesn’t mention anything about addiction treatment, it certainly sets a focus for substance abuse rehab in the coming new year. It’s an excellent idea to begin reform with facts, no matter how difficult they may be to stomach, so that any new resolutions for addiction treatment address users—like those represented in The Guardian’s roundup—who might benefit from them the most.
January 28, 2013 | Written by : Alastair Mordey
Enabling is often perceived as helping; in fact, they are two very different actions, thus it is important for family members and friends of addicts to understand the difference between the two.
January 28, 2013 | Written by : Stacey Herbert
When you leave an alcohol treatment centre and return home, you’re likely to need a period of adjustment to get settled back in. Getting used to a new routine takes time and patience, and you may find not having the familiar ‘go-to’ of alcohol to depend on when life gets tough,hard to get used to. There may already be anxiety about how you will respond when confronted with familiar stressful situations?
January 21, 2013 | Written by : Simon Mott
The everyday ‘pace’ that we all experience seems to be getting faster and faster with age. It seems as though there is numerous tasks to complete, but yet so little time in which to complete them. If you are recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, the last thing you need is an abundance of stress.
January 21, 2013 | Written by : Tanya Godbeer
Eating Right Can Help Depression
Many addicts suffer from depression and other emotional disorders. For some addicts these emotions are part of the reason why they began using drugs or drinking alcohol in the first place. Eating the right foods can help to improve or even eliminate depression and other negative emotions.